This deprecated, non-standard, browser-specific, presentational element is not recommended. Authors should generally find an alternative way to accomplish the same task while adhering to all best practices, or simply do without it if it is unimportant.

The HTML <blink></blink> element is a deprecated, non-standard, Netscape-specific element which renders the text to flash slowly. To achieve the same effect, use the CSS text-decoration:blink; instead. Blinking text is frowned upon by several accessibility standards and the CSS specification allows browsers to ignore the blink value; only Gecko (Firefox) and Presto (Opera) support it.


This element does not support any attributes.


The <blink> element corresponds to the "blink" text decoration.

Typical CSS representation

blink {
  text-decoration: blink;

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